These 3 views are of a piece I did - mostly at Whangerai symposium 2010, but as I work by hand, I spent 4 more days at the buyers home, completing the piece. It tells of the huge leap of faith that we all made to come to NZ. The buyer was a midwife, so a baby whale fluke was added alongside the adult one already there. Totara and Copper
So I was given a poplar tree, and there were what appeared to be a pair of folded wings under the surface..... Had to be a dragon, and loved the idea of being able to sit on a dragons back. He balances your chakras as you sit.
Horses look soo sensuous, and it wasn't until I decided to carve a horses head that I became aware of how many different shapes and builds horses come in.... the plaited mane was tricky as macrocarpa is brittle as short grain, and a few pieces pinged off. I loved making the nostrils and mouth velvety and gentle, I'd never be brave enough to stroke a horses nose having been bitten years ago...
UK pieces - 1993 - 2007 inc (there were many more, but photos lost...... hey ho....)